Kristy Jett wrote up a post here on FEARNET last week about horror-loving kids, and the parents who encourage that love. Her take on the matter, which I wholeheartedly agree with, is that there's absolutely nothing wrong with allowing your kids to watch and love the same movies that you do. Sure, there should by all means be exceptions to that rule, as I wouldn't want anyone showing their young children movies like The Human Centipede or A Serbian Film, but as someone whose parents allowed him to watch the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th movies when he was a kid, I can with 100% certainty say that I have nothing but pleasant memories of that time of my life, and that early exposure to horror movies did absolutely nothing to damage me in any way.
It is for that reason that I absolutely love to see parents allow their children to embrace fictional monsters and madmen, and if you feel the same way, I can guarantee that the video you're about to see will put a massive smile on your face.
Uploaded onto YouTube just a few days ago by Kevin Maher, who I can only assume is the father, the video shows an 8-year-old boy opening up NECA's Phantasm action figure on Christmas morning. His reaction? Absolutely priceless. Enjoy!